Rusinga Island Resort

A place of infinite beauty to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body, Rusinga provides a welcome break before, during or after a rigorous and exciting East African safari.

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Exuding an atmosphere of serene tranquility, Rusinga Island Lodge’s manicured lawns stretch to Lake Victoria’s edge. It’s grounds, with exotic trees, is a haven for a myriad of bird species – many of which are unique to this small corner of Kenya. These spacious grounds offer a safe environment for children to release energy and the more active to catch up on exercise.

Rusinga’s renowned hospitality; delicious home-grown, home-cooked food; and indulgent accommodation combine to offer an ideal base from which to explore other areas of East Africa.


Troll for enormous Nile perch along the shores and in the shallow waters of Lake Victoria, or cast for tilapia at sunset from the jetty. Both fish make delicious eating and the kitchen is always on standby to cook your catch of the day!

Rusinga Island Lodge’s record for Nile perch – which can weigh up to 300lbs – is 203lbs caught by a lady well below that weight!

There are 6 well-equipped fishing boats crewed by experienced and good-humoured Boat Captains to give you the best chance of catching ‘the big one.’


A private retreat in one of Africa’s most remote and historical corners, Rusinga Island Lodge nestles on Rusinga Island, in the legendary Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest freshwater lake and destination of many intrepid 19th century explorers – in Western Kenya.

Rusinga is 80 miles due west of the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

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